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Subwoofer for M040

spacetime, modified 4 Months ago.

Subwoofer for M040

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 4/1/19 Recent Posts

Dear all,

I'm looking for a subwoofer for my pair of M040s. I've read this thread https://www.community.genelec.com/forum/-/message_boards/message/966770 and now thinking about the 7360 APM or the 7350 APM. Price-vice I would prefer the 7350 ;).

I have the feeling my M040 are a bit outdated compared to the technology the subwoofers have. Or do they work in perfect harmony?
Can I somehow control the volume of the subwoofer or does it "just fit"?

Is there any advantage/disadvantage with the new technologies - SAM, GLM - when combining it with the M040s?

The room I'm in has 30m² and a height of almost 4(!) meters. The acoustic isn't perfect and it's more for homerecording with synthesizers. I don't listen very loud but the sub should "fill the room". Would the 7350 still be okay for that or is the SPL just to small? What do you think?

I'm looking forward hearing from you!

Best regards, Julez

jani-oksanen, modified 4 Months ago.

RE: Subwoofer for M040 (Answer)

Jedi Master Posts: 348 Join Date: 3/30/17 Recent Posts

Hi Julez!
 

Suitable subwoofer from our current products are also 7050C, which is slightly cheaper than 7350A as well, but it can't be calibrated with the SAM (GLM) -technology.

7050C has DIP-switches that can be calibrated to the room. You can find more information regarding the calibration from the manual of the 7050C;

https://www.genelec.com/sites/default/files/media/studio_monitors/7000_series_studio_monitors/7050c/7050c_en_fi_opman.pdf

 

If you don't listen at very high SPL, 7050C could suite for your use as well. If you need higher SPL, then go with the safe choice and with the 7360A. 7350A always needs the GLM kit to be calibrated. On the 7360A there is DIP-switches to calibrate the subwoofer similiar way as 7050C, so in that case GLM is not mandatory, but recommended for better room calibration result. Of course ideal system would be that the whole system would be a SAM -system that can be calibrated with the GLM, so perhaps if you are looking for an upgrade one option would be to sell the M040's and go for the latest SAM-technology. ;)

 

Best Regards,
Jani Oksanen
Customer Support Team